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[texts]Bombers - Ayling, Keith, 1898-
Contents 1. A Short History of Bombers i 2. Heavy Bomber 12 3. The Flying Fortress 22 4. The Liberator 42 5. British Heavies: Lancaster and Halifax 57 6. Stirling, Wellington, and Whitley 75 7. American Medium Bombers 83 8. British Medium Bombers 104 9. The Boston h i 10. The Mosquito 119 11. Dive Bombers 127 12. Torpedo Bombers 137 13. Patrol Bombers 143 14. Russian Bombers 156 15. Axis Bombers 160 16...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations; World War II
Downloads: 335
[movies]Flak, 1944 - United States. Army Air Forces
1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_AAF description "FLAK (TF 1-3389) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type."National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German and Japanese anti-ai...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German; Air defenses -- Germany; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Training Film
Downloads: 159
[movies]Nazi Helicopters - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16487. National Archives description "1) LS German 'copter in flight.2) MS 'Copter landing on deck, SV3) MS 'Copter taking off.4) MS 'Copter lifting object with line.5) MS 'Copter hovering.6) LS 'Copter in flight, with vehicle suspended beneath it.7) LS 'Copter landing.8) LS 'Copter equipped with pontoons, landing on water and taking off.9) CU Nose of 'copter.10) CU Landing gear of 'copter.11) MS 'Copter blades starting to turn.12) MS 'Copter hovering over deck.13...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Helicopters; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II
Downloads: 55
[movies]German Air Power, 1939
Nazi film. "Shows ground and aerial views of various types of German war planes in flight and preparing for flight. Includes shots of German planes bombing a city." National Archives Identifier: 6911 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 157
[movies]Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3681 Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190. National Archives Identifier: 6044534 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Fighter Plane); United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; Airplanes, Military; Airplanes -- Recognition
Downloads: 124
[movies]U.S. Navy Gun Camera, South Pacific - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #10283. National Archives description "Air-to-air: Fighter planes shooting at Japanese fighters (SV; pretty shaky). MS Air-to-air: Tail of plane smoking. AV Plane passes (R to L) under the fighter; engine explodes. AV Strafing a Japanese island (SV); shooting at Japanese "Zeke" (SV). AV Strafing an island; bomb dropping on Japanese airfield. Air-to-air Combat. AV Strafing a Japanese cargo vessel (SV); some vessels anchored near island...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color; United States. Navy; GSAP
Downloads: 119 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Identification Of Aircraft Japanese Fighters 96 And 97 - United States. Army Air Forces
AAF Training film TF 1-439, Identification Of Aircraft Japanese Fighters 96 And 97, 1943. National Archives description: "TRAINING FILM: On identification of Japanese pursuit planes by their prominent features. Gives views of the aircraft models from all aspects. Performance, structure and armament are discussed. Contrasts P-36 with 96 and 97. New model is examined." National Archives Identifier: 36490 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or...
Keywords: Training Film; Nakajima Ki-27 (Fighter plane); World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Recognition; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese; Mitsubishi A5M (Fighter plane); Flight Training
Downloads: 134
[movies]Japanese Plane Being Shot Down By United States Navy Aircraft - United States. Navy
National Archives  description: "United States Navy plane flies toward Japanese Navy float plane and blasts away at it; shells hitting and exploding. Japanese plane flying (from left to right) being shot at by Navy aircraft, Navy plane shooting at Japanese plane, the starboard wing of which falls off. CU Navy fighter shooting down Japanese float plane, which catches on fire and falls to the water...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; WWII In Color
Downloads: 284
[texts]War Wings: Fighting Planes Of The American And British Air Forces - Cooke, David C.
CONTENTS FOREWORD 7 INTRODUCTION 13 I PURSUITS AND FIGHTERS 17 II LIGHT AND MEDIUM BOMBERS 59 III HEAVY BOMBERS 95 IV FLYING BOATS AND SEAPLANES 113 V TRAINING PLANES 139 VI MISCELLANEOUS TYPES 175 VII AMERICAN PLANES IN THE R.A.F 205 Digitized by Google.
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force; World War II
Downloads: 52
[movies]Aircraft Recognition JU-88 - United States. Army Air Forces
National Archives description "This training film focuses on the Junkers Ju 88, a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft."National Archives  Identifier: 6044531 s always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; Junkers Ju-88 (Bomber); World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; Airplanes -- Recognition
Downloads: 415
[movies]Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177 - United States. Army Air Forces
Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3621 Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177  National Archives Identifier: 6042539 listed as "Aircraft Recognition: Heinkel 177, ca. 1942" no description.As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Heinkel 177 (Bomber); Airplanes -- Recognition; Airplanes, Military
Downloads: 119
[movies]1944 AAF P-38 Gun Camera Film, "Fighter Kills Over Europe," 02/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #4950. National Archives description "1) CU Map. 2) AV German planes shot down. 3) AV U.S. planes strafe German planes & installations. 4) AV AA.fire hits German plane, plane bursts into flames. 5) AV U.S. planes strafe enemy airfields & hangars. 6) AV Planes strafe enemy trains. 7) AV Many views of German planes bursting into flame. 8) AV German planes strafed on ground...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Lightning (Fighter Plane); GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German
Downloads: 56
[texts]Why Dresden Was Bombed: A Review Of The And Reactions (Unclassified) - Tustin, Joseph P.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Aspects Of The Controversy 1 Events And Decisions Leading fo The Bombardment . . 4 The Main Allied Attacks The Aftermath: Its Impact On Subsequent Events . . 15 Conclusion 20 Situation Map, 23 April 1945 » "Destruction of the German Armies in Western Europe." LIST OF APPENDICES NUMBER I News item from The New York (Times , International Edition, 12 February 1955 II Article on Bombing of Dresden from Special Edition of Magazine LIFE, "Germany - A Giant Awakened," ...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Dresden (Germany) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; World War II
Downloads: 24
[movies]Flight Operations, Seabee Construction, New Zealand Pilots On Torokina Fighter Strip, Bougainville Island, 12/22/1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #1375. National Archives description "1) LS MS P-39s, F4U, SBDs, Piper Cub, taxi, land, fly etc. from strip-SV. 2) LS MS CBs work with steam roller, dump trucks, bulldozers, graders-SV. 3) MS US flag, MS 2 pilots on F4U wing. 4) MS SCU Ground crew work on SBDs, P-40s, F4U-SV. 5) MS SCU New Zealand pilots." National Archives Identifier: 75975 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these fi...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, New Zealand; Corsair (Fighter Plane); World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Dauntless (Dive Bomber); World War II; P-40 (Fighter Plane); United States -- Navy -- Seabees
Downloads: 24
[texts]The growth of the airplane as a weapon of war / by Leonard E. Eisenberg - Eisenberg, Leonard E.
Paper describing the use of the airplane in World Wars I and II. This paper was prepared as part of Eisenberg's initiation into Phi Mu, an engineering honor society.
Keywords: Airplanes -- History; Air warfare -- History; World War; 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations; World War; 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Downloads: 115
[movies]Germans Capture Dieppe, Nazi Film - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #8593. National Archives description: "Taken from firing German plane (night shot). LS Plane bursting into flames & falling to ground. MLS Burning plane at night on beach. MS German infantrymen digging foxholes & erecting shelters from severe winter weather on hillside. LS PAN Same. MLS Chow wagons in field. MS First aid station; Red Cross flag between 2 rifles; bayonets stuck in earth...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; GSAP; Dieppe Raid, 1942; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 90
[movies]War Dept Film Bulletin 36: Attack Via The Sky, 1942 - United States. War Department
National Archives description: "Airborne operations are demonstrated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Planes take off and paratroopers are dropped. Shows the work of medical aids and other specialists. Cargo planes land in a "captured" field, artillery and vehicles are unloaded, and a bridge is blown up." National Archives Identifier: 24447
Keywords: Film Bulletin; Parachute Troops; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Fort Bragg (N.C.); Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane)
Downloads: 53
[movies]B-29 Bomb, Nagoya, Japan - United States. Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces Combat Subjects #3613. Aerial footage of ground target bombardment. National Archives Identifier: 4984 no description.   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; Bombing, Aerial; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan; United States. Army Air Forces
Downloads: 49
[movies]Japanese Plane Shot Down, 07/04/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #4870. National Archives description: "1) LS Japanese plane disintegrates, falls into sea in pieces." National Archives identifier: 77251 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks...
Keywords: WWII; United States. Navy; Kamikaze Pilots -- Japan; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 146
[movies]Patrol Plane Activities, Pelican Pt., Australia, 07/02/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #190. National Archives description "1) AV Pan Pelican Pt., Australia, bay, terrain - SV 2) AV pan bay & Pelican Point PBY on beach 3) CUs Radar - amall boats in bay PBY on beach 4) MS, LS&S-CU landing - MS PBY - SV 5) S-CU PBY beaching crew handle & refuel plane 6) S-CU pilot removed from blister, pick-a-back SV 7) LS Observation plane overhead 8) MS&S-CU cruiser, observ.plane overhead 9) LS Crew beaching PBY 10) MS small boat approaches 11) MS men flag in PBY 12)...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War II; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 34
[movies]The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII - United States. Navy
U.S. Navy flight training film # MN-1325F The Inverted Spin - Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII."Points out the difference between an accidental spin and an inverted spin; and demonstrates the procedure of executing an inverted spin." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: Flight Training; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; US Navy; WWII; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; Training Film; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 678
[audio]Brigadier General H. S. Hansell's Report On American B-29 Bomber Strikes Against The Germans And Japanese, June 1944 - Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information
U.S. Army Air Forces Brig. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell, proponent of strategic bombing, talks about B-29 bombardment.ARC Identifier 2292397
Keywords: B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Hansell, Haywood S; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; OTR; Old Time Radio
Downloads: 57
[movies]Bomb Damage In Germany, 1945 - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-226 Bomb Damage In Germany, 1945. National Archives description: "Shows the ruins of buildings and a huge scrap heap of wrecked German planes." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 207
[texts]USAF Airborne Operations World War II And Korean War - Bowen, Lee
CONTENTS I. Airborne Assault Operations in North Africa, November 1942 1 II. Airborne Operations in Sicily, 9-14 July 1943 9 Husky I, 9-10 July 1943 10 Husky II, 11-12 July 1943 12 Ladbroke, 9-10 July 1943 13 Fustian, 13-14 July 1943 16 Conclusions 18 III. Airdrop at Nadzab, Nev Guinea, 5-6 September 1943 23 IV. Airborne Operations in Burma, 5 March to 17 May 1944 29 Background for Operation Thursday 29 Command and Control 32 Operation Thursday's Initial Phase, 5-11 March 1944 33 Operation Thurs...
Keywords: United States. Air Force; Military Operations, Strategy And Tactics; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 12
[movies][V-1 flying] Robot Bombs: Flight And Damage - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film # 5197, Robot Bombs: Flight And Damage. National Archives description: "1) LS Robot bombs in flight-SV. 2) CU Wreckage of exploded robot bombs-SV. QUALITY:  GENERALLY GOOD." National Archives Identifier: 77393 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: WWII; V-1 Rocket; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; Bombing, Aerial
Downloads: 74
[movies]Japanese Peace Envoys (B-25 bomber) - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4311 "5th Combat Camera, Arnold Sharkey, A-7 Plus-X Pan, JAP PEACE ENVOY"Jeep drives on air strip. Close up of plane's wheel as plane takes off. Mitchell bomber in air. Eagle insignia on tail.Footage on the ground: shots of white jet plane with Red Cross on tail. Plane takes off. Shots of crowd and of Red Cross planes in BG. The final shots are overexposed/sun flare...
Keywords: United States. Army Air Forces; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Army Air Forces -- Combat Subjects; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; B-25 Bomber
Downloads: 51
[movies]PBY On Patrol, 08/1942 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #16244. National Archives description "1) MS Gunners putting parachutes & 50 cal. machine gun into PBY-5.2) CU Plane crew climbing up past waist hatch, & pilot & co-pilot, into waist hatch in preparation for patrol.3) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c checking oil on engines before starting.4) MS Plane Capt. & MM 1/c turning engine over by hand in preparation for starting.5) MS Engines being started on PBY-5.6) MS 50 Cal...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; United States. -- Navy -- Aviation; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Seaplanes -- United States
Downloads: 33
[movies]Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes., 1937 - United States. Army
1937 U.S. Army Air Corps training film # TF-27 Attack Aviation: Employment Against Hostile Airdromes.Description at the National Archives: "'Enemy' air bases at Anniston and Oxford, Ala., are attacked by two flights of planes in an aerial maneuver. Charts are used to diagram the operation. 'Enemy' planes on the ground are strafed and bombed with parachute-type bombs and the area is sprayed with war gas...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II; Flight Training; Training Film; WWII
Downloads: 114
[texts]History of the Memphis Belle : interview with Margaret Polk, October 24, 1989 / by Susan Carlisle Elliott; transcriber: Susan Carlisle Elliott - Elliott, Susan Carlisle; Polk, Margaret; Memphis State University. Oral History Research Office
This is the Oral History Research Office of Memphis State University. The project is "History of The Memphis Belle". The place is Memphis, Tennessee. The date is October 24, 1989. The interview is with Ms. Margaret Polk. The interviewer and transcriber is Susan Carlisle Elliott. Description: 29 leaves. Forms part of: Oral History Collection, Special Collections Department, University Libraries, The University of Memphis
Keywords: Memphis Belle (B-17 bomber); Airplanes, Military -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany; Memphis Belle Memorial Association
Downloads: 123
[texts]Flying Minute Men: The Story Of The Civil Air Patrol - Neprud, Robert E.
CONTENTS FOREWORD by General of the Army Henry H. Arnold I. DEATH ON THE DOORSTEP 9 II. CIVILIANS WITH WINGS 21 III. THE 48 STATES 27 IV. FROM MAINE TO MEXICO 35 V. BORDER SENTINELS 47 VI. BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST 54 VII. FLYING PONY EXPRESS 63 ILLUSTRATIONS VIII. ENTER THE CADETS 71 IX. INTO THE AAF 77 SMILIN' JACK CARTOONS by Lt. Col Zack Mosley, CAP X. SEARCH AND RESCUE 82 XI. SMOKE-CHASERS 91 XII...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Civil Air Patrol; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War II; Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950
Downloads: 42
[movies]Blimp Patrol Over Convoy, Drop Depth Charges On Suspected Submarines, 12/14/1943 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #1832. National Archives description "1) ACU Interior, helmsmen, mechanic, navigator-SV.2) AVG Blimp over channel. AVO Shore line, city.3) ACU "Prop" turns. ACU Interior, officer eats, radioman 4) AVL Blimp over water. SCU Officers, helmsman etc.5) AVL-Pan DDs, APs, etc. (fine scratches) CU Radioman & wheelman.6) AVO DD. AVC Interior, navigator, CL & ships BG.7) AVO AKs, oiler...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; Blimps; World War, 1939-1945; Airships; Dirigibles; World War II
Downloads: 24
[texts]Reflections On Air Force Independence - Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
CONTENTS FOREWORD iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v INTRODUCTION 1 I. BETWEEN THE WARS 7 II. ORGANIZING FOR WAR 17 III. THE AIR OFFENSIVE IN EUROPE 33 IV. THE TWENTIETH AGAINST JAPAN 45 V. THE AAF AND THE ATOMIC BOMB 59 VI. HE POSTWAR DRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE 75 EPILOGUE 101 NOTES 113 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 123 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- History; World War II
Downloads: 10
[movies]Eyes Aloft - Aircraft Warning Service Flm - United States. Army Air Forces
1943 U.S. Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3315, Eyes Aloft. Description at the National Archives "This film honors the work of the Ground Observer Corps of the Aircraft Warning Service. Civilians from every American community were selected to scan the skies and report to central command suspicious air activity that could endanger their neighbors."Description from Civil Air Patrol book Film and filmstrips: rules for obtaining, handling and returning: "Describes the work of the Aircraft Warni...
Keywords: United States. -- Aircraft Warning Service -- Ground Observer Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 91
[texts]Flight Tests Of The High Speed Performance Of A P-51B airplane (AAF no. 43-12105) - Wartime Reports (United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
Digitized by Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL).
Keywords: NACA Report; Kingcobra (Fighter Plane); World War II; Aeronautics; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War, 1939-1945; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American
Downloads: 40
[movies]Nazi Film: Germans Capture Dieppe - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #2104. Silent German footage of Dieppe Raid in 1942. National Archives description: "MS British Tommies (prisoners) marching thru city.CU Surrendered British Tommies.CU Wonnded Tommy prisoner.CU Shoulder packs of Canadian troops.LS PAN Bombed debris at Dieppe, including captured rifles, other armament, munitions & equipment. Lone line of surrendered British Tommies marching thru street of Dieppe; natives observing in BG.LS Down country road: Hundreds of British pri...
Keywords: WWII; Newsreel; World War II; Dieppe Raid, 1942; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
Downloads: 232
[movies]Inside The Enola Gay - United States. Department of Energy
Very short film about the Enola Gay, from the Department of Energy record group at the National Archives. No description listed. Not sure the origin of this film - couldn't find any film of that title in any catalogs. The original film has become a green color (?) so I also have uploaded a black and white version as well.National Archives Identifier: 88425 Listed as "E-6 10 SEC (INSIDE THE ENOLA GAY)"As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or o...
Keywords: B-29 Bomber; WWII; World War II; Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; World War, 1939-1945; Atomic Bomb; A-bomb
Downloads: 981 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Fallschirm-Jäger: German Parachutists, 1940 - United States. Navy
U.S. Navy film #16720. Captured German paratrooper film, Fallschirm-Jäger. Note the comment below by "rening1964" that the planes are Junkers aircraft not Fokker as described in the following description. National Archives description: "1) MS Three-motored Fokker taking off with paratroopers.2) MS UA Paratroopers jumping from three-engine Fokker on training jump.3) CU Parachutist jumping out of plane.4) MS Parachute opening.5) MS Parachutist landing after test jump...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; Germany. -- Armed Forces -- Parachute Troops; Parachute Troops; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German
Downloads: 406 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]GSAP: Attack On Guam & Beach, 07/13/1944 - 07/17/1944 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #5132. National Archives description "AV Strafing some ground installations; many tracers coming back up.AV Strafing small village; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing in the jungles; flak coming up.AV Shot from back seat: Large smoke columns coming from ground.AV Point of land; smoke coming from it; one bomb explosion.AV Strafing some gun emplacements; tracers coming back up.AV Strafing along road.A to A Japanese single-engine plane being shot at (two views).AV Str...
Keywords: GSAP; WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; Gun Sight Aiming Point; WWII In Color
Downloads: 36
[movies]Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific - United States. Army Air Forces
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-277 Army Light Planes Spot For Artillery Barrage, Pacific. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Keywords: WWII; Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; World War II
Downloads: 129
[texts]B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War - Gurney, Gene
B-29 Story: The Plane That Won The War by Major Gene Gurney, USAF. CONTENTS The Birth of the Giant 4 How Will It Fly? 8 The War Drums Roll 14 The Journey Begins 18 Journey to War 22 "A Damned Trucking Outfit" 27 Rodeo Over Bangkok 30 Ding Hao! 34 Betty Over Target 38 Summer Operations 42 The Hard Way Back 52 To The Marianas 62 A New Year - An Old Story 68 Rescue at Sea 74 Iwo or Ditch 80 The Giant Pays Its Way 82 Now We're in Business 92 The Journey's End 98 B-29 Veterans 109 Digitized by Google...
Keywords: WWII; World War II; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; B-29 Bomber; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 593
[movies]Japanese Air Attack, 04/05/1945 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #7702 Film begins with aerial views from airplane in flight. Then views of planes on carrier.  Crew on deck. Cargo unloaded. Plane takes off from carrier and crashes into ocean. Then view of ship afire, on horizon.  View on carrier of flight operations. Scenes of AA guns firing and planes shot down. National Archives description doesn't seem to fit:"1) Bugler sounds bugle call "& bos"n pipes call into inter-com wall phone.2) HS Ammunition ship alongside during tr...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, Japanese; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; Kamikaze Pilots -- Japan; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945
Downloads: 34
[movies]Captured Nazi film: "Fernbomber über dem Atlantik" - United States. Navy
US Navy film # MN-3404 "Navy Long Range Bombers Over The Atlantic." Captured Nazi film repurposed to encourage U.S. war industrial production. National Archives Identifier: 12902 no description. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself...
Keywords: United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German; WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 129
[movies]RAF Daylight Raid, WWII - United States. Army
Extracted from "Signal Corps Communications Training, Ft Monmouth, NJ (WW II) ; Gen Hap Arnold And Staff, Washington, DC (WW II) ; Soldiers Parade In Iceland (WW II) ; RAF Daylight Raid ((WW II) ; PT Boats (WW II) ; WW I Quartermaster, Ca. 1941 - Ca. 1945" National Archives Identifier: 13943As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Bombing, Aerial; Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force; GSAP; Gun Sight Aiming Point
Downloads: 144
[texts]Enginology - Wright Aeronautical Corporation
"This It the SECOND EDITION of ENGINOLOGY, revised and enlarged since the FIRST EDITION. Published originally for the guidance of new employees of Wright Aeronautical — as an introduction to internal combustion engines — the book has been requested by thousands of persons outside of Wright Aeronautical; students, aviation mechanics, airlines and manufacturing personnel, instructors and teachers...
Keywords: WWII; Airplanes -- Motors; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; Airplanes -- Motors -- Maintenance And Repair; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes, Military; World War II
Downloads: 74
[texts]The Aileron As An Aid To Recovery From The Spin - Neihouse, A. I.
"As part of a general investigation by the NACA of factors that affect the spin, the use of the aileron as an aid to recovery from the spin was studied. Tests of 10 different models, covering a wide range of mass distribution, were made in the NACA free-spinning tunnel to determine the effects of a large downward deflection of the outboard aileron and a normal angular deflections of the ailerons upon recovery"Digitized by www.dtic.mil
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; NACA Report; World War, 1939-1945; Airplanes -- Models -- Testing; World War II; Aeronautics; Ailerons; Spinning (Aerodynamics)
Downloads: 19
[movies]Rescue Of Aviator At Sea, 02/13/1945 - United States. Navy
Naval Photographic Center film #8646. National Archives description "1) MS-CU Man swimming in water with life jacket on. 2) MS-CU Man swims out & pulls man with life jacket on to ship. 3) HS Rescued aviator pulled up on deck of DD. 4) LS Smoke flare burning in water."  National Archives Identifier: 78578
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American; Search And Rescue Operations; World War II; WWII In Color
Downloads: 20
[texts]Pilot Transition To Combat Aircraft - United States. Army Air Forces
"Transition training, a stage in the development of a pilot's skill, begins when he first faces the controls of an unfamiliar airplane. It reoccurs as the first stage of progression to each new and more complex plane. Thus a pilot passes through a period of transition each time he learns to fly a specific type of aircraft. The necessity for transition to operational aircraft has existed since the time of the first employment of combat types...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Training; World War II
Downloads: 84
[texts]Air Supply Operations in the China-Burma-India Theater between 1942 and 1945 - Byers, Adrian R.
"The USAAF responded to the requirement to keep China engaged against Japan by conducting two distinct air supply operations, a tactical air supply mission to Burma and a strategic air supply effort over the Himalayas to China. The tactical air supply effort to Burma supported offensive combat operations and the construction of the Ledo Road, while the Hump airlift directly contributed to the American strategic objective...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; CBI; Airlift, Military -- United States; United States. Army Air Forces; Airdrop
Downloads: 72
[texts]Special Operations: AAF Aid To European Resistance Movements 1943-1945 - Warren, Harris Gaylord
"The clandestine struggle of patriots in occupied countries of Europe against their Nazi and fascist conquerors was one of the heroic achievements in World War II. Overwhelmed by the enemy's military power, oppressed by economic and political tyranny, and all out crushed by the most "brutal treatment ever inflicted upon defeated nations, still, the victims of Axis aggression/found the courage and the means to stride back...
Keywords: WWII; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War II
Downloads: 326
[texts]One Man Air Force - Gentile, Don S.
WWII ace fighter pilot Don Gentile's short autobiography, as told to Ira Wolfert. Book digitized by Google books.
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945; WWI; World War II; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Downloads: 217
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